With a combination of delicious food, great wines and a real ambience, Café Rouge has embodied the style and je ne sais quoi of French dining since it opened way back in 1989.Now with over 90 sites across the country it's just the place to mull over the morning papers with a cafe au lait and a croissant, pop in for a spot of lunch, share a post-work drink or relax over an evening meal.The menu covers a range of French classics from croques and baguettes, ideal for a quick and easy snack, to more substantial fare such as steak frites and boeuf bourguignon. Likewise, the wines are predominately French; many made by lesser known producers, and provide the perfect accompaniment to the food on offer.No hassle, no rush, no skinny- decaff-double-shot-to-go, just a vibrant atmosphere that moves with your moods throughout the day.
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Cafe Rouge - Covent Garden
34 Wellington StreetCovent GardenLondonWC2E 7BD
I was not expecting too much. Me and my friends just wanted a quick coffee and a French-style dessert in the Covent Garden area. To my disappointment however, it was too much to ask. They served me the worst creme brûlée I have ever had. The creme was terribly cold and the burned caramel on the top was not even well burned, i.e. the crusty layer was not crusty at all. Honestly, you can find a...more
Having been to Cafe Rouge a few times, I thought I knew what to expect. Unfortunately, this branch didn't deliver even the dull but fine experience I was expecting.
Sloppy service led to our steak and salads having the chips instead. Then sloppy cooking led to those salads been dull and, honestly, not as good as something I could knock up in 5 minutes at home. I'm not sure what it was that...more
Food is of the norm and average here!
Their duck confit was done well and I like their jam that they had with it. Burger was mediocre. Not too over the top or done down under!
Service and ambiance was the catchy part. After a long walk around exploring the main sites in London, the waitress kept coming around with refilling our pitcher of water and there were plugs around us to charge...more
Very good value, as already sensibly priced and we had booked with a special offer voucher. Friendly staff, if a little distracted. Main problem was finding something on the menu that I liked/would not trigger an allergic reaction. They had run out of lemon sole, which would have been my first choice
and refused to serve the burger as it was part of a set menu. The other non steak choices...more
Yet another cafe rouge.
Except this one is BU-SY!
I often meet friends on weeknights around 6pm, and this place, despite not being at the top of our list regarding food, was so packed, he would have had to wait 25min for a seat!
I'm not sure they even take reservations...
Other than that, service is decent, food good, wine selection good too, and the desserts are nice. Chocolate pot...more